Moby ID: 30988
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Spore is the hitherto unimagined mash-up of two seemingly irreconcilable and disparate video game genres: the text adventure game and the paddle-and-ball game. The player controls a space ranger of sorts who's been sent to Earth's colony planet, Spore, to investigate a distress signal sent from the now apparently deserted outpost. This barren landscape is navigated according to the standard conventions of homebrew interactive fiction: movement is dictated according to compass points and various inventory items are acquired to employ in the overcoming of small puzzles.

Punctuating the landscape, however, are a series of shimmering, radiant pillars made of energy. Entering into them kicks the game into its Mr. Hyde mode, a workmanlike Breakout clone. Events on the text adventure stage are influenced by success at the Breakout levels, and through traversing all 16 pillars, the adventure reaches its conclusion.

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Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 2 ratings with 1 reviews)

This may not be the game you are looking for, but it is still a nice text adventure.

The Good
The game is pretty fun. You are sent from Earth to investigate a colony planet. It combines a text adventure with a breakout type game. It has everything you may expect from a text adventure. What makes it fun is that it combines a breakout type game with it too, which can be a nice break from the game

There are not many sounds, but the few are good. The same with the graphics.

The Bad
To some, the game may get boring. I don't find it boring. I love text adventures!

The Bottom Line
This is VERY different to the Spore that people are looking for. Yet if you love Sci-Fi, text adventures, and breakout, you have hit the jackpot!

DOS · by J W (103) · 2010


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Game added November 9, 2007. Last modified February 22, 2023.